Events

Solace Masterclass: How to tackle the skills crisis and enable sustainable local growth

Date

28 Apr 2017

Address

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Leeds City Centre
2 Wharf Approach
Leeds
LS1 4BR

Time

09:45:0014:00:00

This event is hosted by
Prospects logo
Price

Free for Solace Members.
Public Sector Non-member delegates can attend for a fee of £149.00 + VAT to include 3 months complimentary Solace Membership.*
* Only applicable to those who have not received this benefit previously.

Private Sector: Unfortunately private sector delegates are not able to purchase delegate places for this event unless a sponsorship or exhibition package is purchased. Please contact partners@solace.org.uk for further information.

Registration

To apply for a place to attend this masterclass, click here or send an email to: events@solace.org.uk

Details

How to tackle the skills crisis and enable sustainable local growth

As the ability to sustain local growth becomes increasingly crucial to local government funding, the skills gap has been identified as one of the biggest challenges facing our sector. Tackling this issue will be of vital importance.

This masterclass will explore how local authorities can collectively ensure citizens are adequately equipped with the skills needed to meet the demands of modern local and regional economies and the industries of the future not the past.

From case studies, to academic research, to private sector perspectives, we will provide you with a detailed masterclass taking on this vital issue.

Programme 

09.45

Arrival, Registration and Refreshments

10.00

Welcome and Introduction to the Masterclass
Chair: Tom Stannard, Director of Economy and Skills, Oldham Council

Welcome from host: Nick Bell, Chief Executive, Prospects

* Overview and scene setting - skills crisis and funding crisis
* Latest academic research/findings
* The Oldham perspective

10.30

Session 1: Business Employer Perspective – skill shortages
Speaker: Dr Richard Smith, Group Managing Director, Surfachem Group
IOD Yorkshire - Chartered Director Regional Ambassador

11.00

Session 2: A whole system approach to using the skills and employment agenda to bring about inclusive growth.
Speaker: Nick Bell, Chief Executive, Prospects

11.45

Refreshment Break

12.00

Session 3: Case Study One: Whole systems education and skills interventions in local government
Speaker: Jenny Holmes, Head of Skills and Enterprise, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

12.30

Session 4: Case Study Two: Skills devolution – opportunities, benefits and risks
Speakers: Ruth Adams, Deputy Executive Director, Sheffield City Regeneration, and
Richard Caulfield, Regional Director, Association of Colleges

13.10

Speaker panel

13.20

Chair’s Summary

13.25

Masterclass ends with lunch

 

 

 

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